Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 10.29.2018

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Kansas News

Kansas falls to No. 17 Texas on penalty kicks – Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas soccer team came up short following a double-overtime thriller, playing to a 0-0 draw with No. 17 Texas before being edged by the Longhorns on a penalty kick shootout in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals Sunday night at Swope Soccer Village.

Pooka Williams Jr., earns a spot on Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll – Kansas Jayhawks
Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr., earned a spot on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll after helping lead the Jayhawks to their first Big 12 win in nearly two years as the Jayhawks defeated TCU, 27-26. Williams scored the game-winning touchdown on a 28-yard catch and run, his second TD of the day.

Jayhawks down Tigers in overtime | KUsports.com
“I don’t know if we could have asked for anything more out of an exhibition game,” head coach Brandon Schneider said in a team release. “Give Fort Hays State a lot of credit, they were exactly what we expected out of such an experienced group. A lot of veterans over there, who I thought played extremely hard. They were so competitive in all the hustle and toughness areas of the game and I think that made us a lot better today.”

Jayhawks savor TCU win and chance to celebrate | KUsports.com
“It was insane,” Dineen said of the scene, after KU ended a 14-game Big 12 losing streak. “Two years ago, we did it against Texas and it was crazy. But I didn’t get to play in that game (due to injury). It was really cool for me to be able to play in a game and get a win and see the fans come down. It was an awesome, awesome feeling.”

KU soccer falls to Texas on penalty kicks | KUsports.com
Unlike other freshmen at Kansas, Sarah Peters is familiar with playing on Children’s Mercy Victory Field. Peters played in her high school state final for Lee’s Summit North less than a year before Sunday. Coincidentally, North sat just over 11 miles away from the goal in which she stood.

Other Sports News

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start
“My time here in Cleveland was truly special,” Lue said in a statement to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears. “I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice, and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I worked with and of course, our incredible fans. Lastly, deep thanks to (owner) Dan Gilbert, (former general manager) David Griffin and (general manager) Koby Altman for the opportunity over the last three years and I only wish the organization success moving forward.”

LeBron James of Los Angeles Lakers returns 1-on-1 jest to Michael Jordan — ‘I’m ready’
LeBron James served up a tweet late Sunday night that, if the stars align, could serve as a flash point to one of the greatest, most anticipated modern-day duels in history — a one-on-one with Michael Jordan.

Todd Gurley of Los Angeles Rams on non-score vs. Green Bay Packers — ‘Forget fantasy and forget Vegas’
Running back Todd Gurley broke free and was headed toward the end zone for a touchdown in the final minute of the Los Angeles Rams’ 29-27 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino hoping to become NBA coaching candidate
“I just want to be a part of an organization,” Pitino told ESPN. “I want to develop young players. I want to be part of a team. I miss it terribly. I’m using this time to really study the NBA. If something opens up with a young basketball team, I’d have deep interest in it.

Other News

Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far-Right, Goes Offline After Synagogue Shooting | HuffPost
Gab.com, the self-described “free speech social media platform” popular with alt-right activists and white nationalists, has gone offline after facing widespread backlash in the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Germany’s Angela Merkel Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election; Will Leave Party Role : NPR
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will step down from leading the Christian Democratic Union and won’t seek re-election, rattling the political scene in Germany and setting the stage for her to be eventually replaced in her country’s highest office.

Lawsuit over marijuana, property values could have broad impacts | FOX31 Denver
A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value.

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